You may have heard about ‘polyphenols’ – one of those many-syllabled health words that gets thrown around meaning ‘something that’s good for you’. Well as it turns out green tea is absolutely full of them, so we thought we’d take a moment to tell you all about polyphenols and why they’re yet another reason it’s worth getting a daily dose of green tea into your diet.
What’s a polyphenol?
Polyphenols are a type of healthy natural compound that occur in a whole range of things you’d expect to have in your diet every day. As well as green tea, they appear in olives, apples, spinach and celery.
There is a whole range of different types of polyphenols. The ones in green tea, and in fact one of the most important, are catechins.
Why are polyphenols in green tea so good for you?
Research shows that the specific catechins in green tea could improve your health in a whole range of different ways. Here are just a few examples:
Beneficial against obesity and type II diabetes
Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea show promising signs of protecting against the damage of obesity and type II diabetes, as well as the risk of developing coronary disease.
Helps metabolic processes
There’s also some compelling evidence to suggest that drinking green tea every day can have a beneficial impact on your metabolism – even going so far as to protect against metabolic syndrome.
Could help protect against cancer
The jury’s still very much out on this one, but studies suggest that drinking regular green tea can help decrease your likelihood of developing cancer. Even if there’s a small chance of green tea keeping you cancer free – that seems like a pretty good reason to incorporate it into your diet to us.
If you want to get more polyphenols in your life, then getting your hands on some Innova Green green tea sachets is a pretty quick and easy way of doing it. Have a look through our range right here and get yours today.